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European hornet


European hornet
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Copyright: Slawek Chudy (chudy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC-H10, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3,5-4,4/6,3-63, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-05 9:39
Viewed: 4160
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
The European hornet Vespa crabro, commonly known simply as the "hornet", is the largest European eusocial wasp. The queen measures 25 to 35 mm (1–1.4 in) long; males and workers are smaller. In males, as in most members of the Aculeata, the antennae have 13 segments, while in females there are only 12; also as in other aculeates, the male abdomen has seven visible segments, while the female has six; females possess an ovipositor modified into a sting which is not barbed. See wasp and bee characteristics to help identify similar insects.

This species is not particularly aggressive except when defending the nest, and care must be taken when in its proximity, as the stings are quite painful. As with most stinging insects, European hornets will sting in self-defense when grabbed or stepped on.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Genus: Vespa
Species: V. crabro

Binomial name
Vespa crabro
Linnaeus, 1761
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-05 9:42]

Slawek,
Wonderful capture,colors are wonderful, a "master" macro!!!
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-05 13:58]

Witaj Slawku,
Doskonale makro, przy tak niskim POV od przodu robi wrazenie. Perfekcyjna ostrosc i sliczne kolory.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hello Slawek,
This is perfectly captured,good natural colours and sharp
Well done.TFS
Regards
Feroz

Beautifull capture,nice sharp and colours.Well done.Regards.Alin.

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